The Empress of Little Rock
made the list and rightfully so. The meticulously restored architectural beauty is one of the finest examples of ornate Victorian design in Arkansas and the most important existing example of the Gothic Queen Anne style regionally. Here’s what they had to say about this jewel located in the Quapaw Quarter Historic District
“Listed in the National Register of Historic places, The Empress of Little Rock, with its ornate Victorian architecture, is a Little Rock landmark. The three-and-a-half story corner tower, stained glass skylight, and octagonal-shaped rooms keep this B&B from blending in with the rest of the block, and the two-course breakfast served by candlelight will make your belly glad you chose to stay here. For an extra-snug stay, book a spa suite with a Jacuzzi, aromatherapy steam sauna, and spa amenities. All rooms offer separate sitting areas, fireplaces, robes, and king or queen feather beds, while some rooms have a multi-jet massage shower or footbaths. If you’re into history, teatime at the inn includes food and a detailed historic tour of the property. For fresh air, hit the verandahs overlooking the town’s historic loop. Rooms begin at $139 per night.”
The inn offers tours if you can’t stay there but want to get a look-see. Drop-in visits are Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. They are available on the weekends by appointment only. Cost is $7.50 per person; $10 per person during December. Groups and bus tours are welcome by reservation.